Performance: 36 out of 40.
This new NAND really allows the BX300 to work veritable miracles. It just could have been better if paired with a true high-performance controller.
Technological Innovation: 17 out of 20
On the one hand you have this amazing NAND, on the other you have this NAND paired to a decent if not stellar controller that based on an earlier design. That is still a great combination for a BX series but with an even better controller this would have been a slam dunk for Crucial.
Build Quality & Warranty: 16 out of 20
For a BX series, this is one well-built drive. It may not be up to MX series’ standards but it still is well above average for its class. The same holds true for the warranty. It’s only three years but its TDW specifications are downright liberal for any consumer SSD – and not just ‘value’ models. So much so you will ‘time out’ and not ‘write out’ with this warranty.
Value: 19 out of 20
In a class that is dominated by TLC based designs this MLC based series may not be the least expensive option but it certainly justifies its asking price and then some. The BX300 series is simply that good.
Final Score: 88 out of 100
When you mix great NAND with a good controller and then only charge the same prices as the last generation the end result in one incredible value. Crucial really out did themselves here.